# Single Degree of Freedom System-Video Simulation

1. Nov 18, 2006

### jrm2002

2. Nov 18, 2006

### radou

You should be a bit more specific about what exactly your problem is.

3. Nov 18, 2006

### Staff: Mentor

jrm2002 -- please provide a better post.

4. Nov 18, 2006

### Cyrus

For one thing, this is harmonic motion with one degree of freedom.

Also, the initial conditions are:

x(0) ~= 4.45m

$$\dot {x(0)} ~= 0.6 m/s$$

I do not like this demonstration. They should have their neutral axis about the equilibrium position, not at around 4.5. They need to do a coordinate transformation.

You can easily see that this is a single degree of freedom by applying Gruebler's equation.

Last edited: Nov 18, 2006
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